By JOE REEDY
AP Sports Writer
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Fletcher hit a leadoff homer, José Suarez didn’t allow an earned run in his second consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-1. Elvis Andrus had three hits and Sean Murphy reached base three times along with driving in a run for the Athletics, who have dropped three straight following a four-game winning streak. Fletcher — who missed 69 games due to a left hip strain — drove a fastball from Cole Irvin over the left-field wall in the first inning. It was the Angels’ fourth leadoff homer this season and the sixth leadoff shot of Fletcher’s career. Fletcher has hits in all four games since coming off the injured list.
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